© FauxNews October 14, 2008
Sedona - After six weeks of scandals and gaffes, Senator John McCain reluctantly announced that he was replacing Governor Sarah Palin with his wife's pet sheep dog, as his vice presidential "running mate".
"Well friends, sometimes you got to do, what you got to do, and it was time for old Sarah to go back to the farm in Alaska", said McCain today. "I should've listened to the RNC and picked one of the vetted candidates, but you know I'm a maverick, so... oh well... maybe in 2012. we can try again", announced the Senator from Arizona, during a campaign stop in Cottonwood today.
Conservative talk show hosts immediately praised McCain for his "bold and presidential like decision", reporting numerous excited dog loving Independent callers who were energized at the possibility of a Historic Canine President. "That is one cute dog, and you can tell he is as smart as a whip. That sheepdog has got to be smart, to keep Cindy from falling into the well every week.", said Jethro Lugnutt during a campaign stop in Cape Verde, Arizona.
A spokesman for the RNC said, "Look, I know it's surprising, but McCain does whatever the hell he wants: he's not like Dubya. Besides, we're going to lose anyway. Big-time. The only real question is, which poor bastard gets stuck telling Sarah?"